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January 02 2007

The Buffy Summers premium format figure - a study in progress. A behind the scenes look at Sideshow's Collectibles Buffy figure (perhaps not safe for work - really). There's some wax portrait pics of their Buffyverse 12" action figures as well.

Cheers to Anna for the heads up.

the Graduation Day Buffy and human Spike "busts" are things of beauty. it ALL is, actually--Mr. Hartvigson is, almost inarguably, the best Buffy sculptor.

(edited for absentmindedness 1.3.06)...and cheers backatcha, Simon! :)

[ edited by annagranfors on 2007-01-03 20:17 ]
I love the look of the dolls. But personally, I would like then a LOT more if the fabric fit them better or if it was sculpted as well.
Very nice with a spot-on likeness, but pretty odd looking hair. And in regards to the other figures, the thumbnail of Angel looks like a photograph of David Boreanaz.
I just wanted to see how the making of a doll was inappropriate for work. LOL, and there you go!

Does that make me a degenerate?
Looks like they strapped on (what Joss called in one commentary) Buffy's fighting boobs.
Hey, not to be a big perv, but I think they're appropriate for a season one Buffy. Though a little on the huge side...
Holy crap, that's the first figure I've seen that actually *looks* like SMG. I might actually - gasp! - buy this one!
Actually, from looking at the "outfit" they placed on the doll, yes it does seem to be season 1 Buffy, when SMG looked a bit shorter, seemed a bit more...round...(not in a bad way). Her hair was a little poofier, she wore more skirts and overall the look does seem to be season 1. In the first two seasons, Buffy was supposed to look very high school, so a lot of emphasis was placed on looking bubbly and blonde -- hence, fighting boobs. Later, when she didn't have to establish herself as the blonde who can kick butt each episode, they toned it down.

[ edited by Browncoat on 2007-01-03 00:24 ]
embers, that's exactly what I thought.
Hey! They promised to tone down the freakish hair and they didn't! And I'm sorry but B's boobs never looked like that even with the push-up. She looks like Costanze in Amadeus!
Looks like he was working from the S1 promo shots.
Y'know in the side on shot (panel 3 I think) they actually look about right, then the finished product looks like that sequence from 'Weird Science' where even the teenage boys are scared (i.e. definitely, err, disproportionate, I don't care how gifted the engineers at Playtex are ;).

And I can't believe i'm talking about virtual boobs without being down the pub and at least 2 sheets to the wind (i'd start the Betty/Wilma ball rolling but i'm gonna hit the hay instead ;).

(the facial likeness is _very_ good though even if a more dynamic pose might've been better)
At first I scoffed at the "fightin' boobs" but after looking at the link JPL provided I see how they got that idea. Huh. Are those photos retouched or is Buffy wearing a magic bra?

The face is really good, looks very much like Buffy, the eyes especially seem to have some life in them but I do wish she didn't look quite so glum.

And the hair is just weird.

I really want the premium Spike when it comes out, but for that kind of money I think I want to actually see the finished product first.
I think with the hair, they were trying to go with some bit of motion but it just doesn't mesh with the rest of the doll, which doesn't have much motion to it.
Can we see the making of the Spike doll, too? :D
Gotta agree, first thing I thought was that the Buffster was wearing her very special pneumatic wonder bra.

The face, though, is indeed po'try, sheer po'try. Quite lovely, as is SMG herself.

The hair is indeed odd and looks, in fact, like lego-hair.

Looking elsewhere on the site, I'm positive I need some Monty Python "Holy Grail" knights stat. I absolutely cannot live another day without a John Cleese-as-French-Taunter doll. I really don't know how I made it this many years without one...

"You don't frighten us, English pig-dogs! Go and boil your bottom, sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called Arthur King, you and all your silly English k-nnnnniggets... I don't wanna talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"
And I want The Keeper of the Bridge:

KEEPER: Stop! Who approaches the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, 'ere the other side he see.
ROBIN: Ask me the questions, bridge-keeper. I'm not afraid.
KEEPER: What is your name?
ROBIN: Sir Robin of Camelot.
KEEPER: What is your quest?
ROBIN: To seek the Holy Grail.
KEEPER: What is the capital of Assyria?
ROBIN: I don't know that! Auuuuuuuugh!
KEEPER: Stop! What is your name?
GALAHAD: Sir Galahad of Camelot.
KEEPER: What is your quest?
GALAHAD: I seek the Holy Grail.
KEEPER: What is your favorite color?
GALAHAD: Blue. No yel-- Auuuuuuuugh!
KEEPER: Heh heh. Stop! What is your name?
ARTHUR: It is Arthur, King of the Britons.
KEEPER: What is your quest?
ARTHUR: To seek the Holy Grail.
KEEPER: What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
ARTHUR: What do you mean? An African or European swallow?
KEEPER: What? I don't know that! Auuuuuuuugh!

Hm, you can tell it's early in the morning here - instead of thinking about Buffy's boobs I found myself thinking that SMG should really, really never think about shaving her head.
I notice my post from yesterday is no longer here. If anyone was offended I honestly apologize. I don't recall sayign anythign bad, and my actual words were more decorous than some above, but if the whole thing came across as W"rong" somehow again I'm sorry.
The final product was altered some from these initial pictures. The boobs are a bit smaller and the hair flip is flattened out. Here's a link with some great photos of the actual figure: PF Buffy
I like that much better. Great, now I want one and can't spend the money.
Page 11 of the same thread I linked to has some more great photos from another buyer. I'd love to get one of these but it's too expensive for me. Plus, I know if I gave in and bought her I'd have to buy Spike (and the rumored Angel that is most likely coming too).

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